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6th December, 2016 - 12:02 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

How fast is “ultrafast broadband” and should the Government help to deploy it? The latest online survey of 2,390 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 24.8% would commit £15bn+ of state aid to support its roll-out and 48.1% believe it should be defined via a speed of 1Gbps+ (Gigabit per second).

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5th December, 2016 - 1:42 pm
raydale road yorkshire

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Some 20 homes in the sparse community of Raydale, which sits inside of the remote Yorkshire Dales National Park (England), have been connected to a new community wireless (WiFi) broadband network that can deliver connection speeds of up to 40-60Mbps.

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4th December, 2016 - 12:48 pm
cable_damage_openreach_engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 21 Comments

The Citizens Advice agency has described the broadband market’s current compensation system as being “deeply unfair” after it revealed that Openreach (BT) had failed to complete over 20% of repairs (364,000) and 6% (281,000) of installations on time between April to September 2016.

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3rd December, 2016 - 6:09 pm
virgin_media_superhub_3_router

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Broadband routers that make use of Intel’s Puma 6 chipset, such as the one inside of Virgin Media’s latest SuperHub 3 cable router, appear to suffer from a nasty bug that causes latency spikes and packet loss. But don’t worry, a firmware update is coming.

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2nd December, 2016 - 10:36 am
4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

How much Mobile Broadband data does your 4G mobile plan include and is it too expensive? A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G pricing and data caps across Europe, with UK consumers appearing to exist in one of the more expensive markets.

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2nd December, 2016 - 8:19 am
gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

The joint State Aid fuelled Fastershire project for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire in England has announced that rural ISP Gigaclear is now the preferred bidder for the next £4.54m phase of their local broadband roll-out, which will benefit over 2,600 remote premises.

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2nd December, 2016 - 1:19 am
engineer_bt_looking_at_telecoms_and_broadband_cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

From early next year Openreach (BT) will begin offering Saturday appointment slots for PCP Only (self-install) based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband provisions, which seems intended to help tackle occasions where the operator’s engineers are facing “significant demand“.

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1st December, 2016 - 3:17 pm
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Mobile operator EE has introduced the ‘Travel Data Pass‘ to replace their old ‘Euro Data Pass‘ for Pay Monthly customers, which makes it cheaper to use Mobile Broadband while roaming around an additional 11 countries (including several outside of the EU, such as Australia, UAE, USA, Canada and Thailand).

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1st December, 2016 - 2:49 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Last month Virgin Media announced that their ultrafast cable broadband and TV network would be extended to 360,000 extra premises in Scotland. Today the operator has built on that by signing a partnership with the Scottish Property Federation, which will help to reach more new build homes.

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1st December, 2016 - 1:22 pm
openreach_better_broadband_van

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Telecoms operator BT has begun to roll-out a new solution that aims to reduce the distance that its engineers need to travel in order to collect equipment, which they claim should help to “speed up the delivery of broadband and phone services.”

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1st December, 2016 - 12:24 pm
wireless internet radio spectrum frequency

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Researchers from Japan have managed to boost the speed of WiFi data transmissions to 34Gbps (Gigabits per second) by harnessing the 500GHz band of radio spectrum, which falls within the TeraHertz range (300GHz+). Even faster speeds are coming, but distance may be a problem.

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1st December, 2016 - 11:58 am
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Cable operator Virgin Media has today taken Ofcom’s new probe into the cost of landline rental (here) to heart and announced the launch of a new “Talk Protected” plan, which will freeze the price of line rental at £17.99 per month for its elderly and disabled phone-only customers.

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1st December, 2016 - 10:31 am
kcom_office_building

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Earlier this week we reported on how routers supplied by the Post Office, TalkTalk and others were potentially vulnerable to a modified piece of malicious software called Mirai (here), which hijacks the device. Today we learn that around 1,000 customers of KCOM’s service in Hull have also been hit.

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1st December, 2016 - 8:06 am
telephone support rage and complaints

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

The UK telecoms regulator has finally decided to take a closer look at one of the markets most heated issues, the ever rising price of retail line rental. In recent years this has risen by between 28% and 41% in real terms, while the underlying wholesale cost has fallen by around 25%.

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